Group set to commemorate 2020 International Day of Education

In line with the United Nations (UN) declaration of January 24, 2020 as the International Day of Education, the Association of Women in Governance (AWIG) will hold a one-day awareness programme with focus on the girl child, with a view to drawing state, national and global attention to the importance of educating the girl child.

The event with a theme: “Missing Opportunities: The High Cost of Not Educating Girls,” will hold at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Schools, Ikeja. According to the Convener/ Chairperson AWIG Mrs. Bridget Gold. She maintains that association believes “education is a human right and educating girls is a strategic development policy.

“The main purpose of this programme is to draw attention to the girl child and the importance and necessity of educating the girl child toward achieving the UN’s aims of sustainable development.“Failure to educate girls is very costly because of the relationship between education, child marriage, early child bearing and the risks they entail for you.”

Some of the major stakeholders of the noble project who have keyed-in into the event include, Mrs. Shin-Aba Bamidele Victoria, Airport Manager, Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) as Co-Host; Mrs. Otoide Stella Osahuemhome, Principal, Murtala Muhammed Airport Schools, Ikeja as Mother of the Day; Mrs. Adedeji Maruf Abidemi and Mrs. Anyaeche Patience Ugonwa to mention but a few.

The Association of Women in Governance (AWIG) is a composed of a humble group of people looking to make a difference in the life of women and children in Nigeria, and the world at large. The body is dedicated to gathering women from all walks of life in Nigeria and the world at large to give them a chance to foster enduring values in leadership by providing them with a non-partisan platform for dealing with critical issues affecting women, children and their development through intense research, networking, extensive education and training programmes. The body stands as a voice of the voiceless and a shining beacon of hope to girls, wives, sisters and mothers.

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